Western Illinois Regional Council and Community Action Agency Appoint New Executive Director

MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) – The Western Illinois Regional Council and Community Action Agency announced Monday that it has named Roger Pavey executive director.

Pavey will begin work with WIRC-CAA on June 20.

According to WIRC-CAA, Pavey has 30 years of experience in social work, community action and nonprofit management. Previously, Pavey served for more than 20 years as the general manager of Community Action of Eastern Iowa in Davenport, Iowa.

WIRC Board Chair and Executive Search Committee Chair Kim Pierce expressed her excitement for Pavey to join WIRC-CAA.

“I have no doubt that his experience, skills and leadership will help us improve our ability to serve the region and fulfill our mission,” said Pierce. “Mr. Pavey has built a wonderful reputation in the world of community service and has left a strong positive impact on all the organizations he has worked with. We are delighted to see him do the same here.

Pavey said he was not looking for a new job, but was intrigued by the way the WIRC-CAA was treating him.

“I wasn’t looking for a job change when PACE Group put me in touch with the Western Illinois Regional Council and Community Action Agency,” Pavey said. “Every interaction with staff and boards has inspired me to join their team and work with them for the people and communities of Western Illinois. I am honored to join WIRC-CAA and excited to work with staff and volunteers to advance the mission.

Copyright 2022 WGEM. All rights reserved.

Elna M. Lemons